Officer Harry Dunn had the most prescient statement at the Jan 6 Select Committee Hearing where he said one should not have to be considered brave, to tell the truth. But his request to Congress could not be discounted.
Officer Harry Dunn has a prescient message for Congress
The Select Committee Hearing about the January 6th terrorist insurrection attack on the Capitol — on the United States, was riveting. The Capitol police clearly demonstrated that the terrorists came to overthrow the government of the United States. They came to effect a coup. And they had a leader.
Officer Harry Dunn ended his commentary with a statement that everyone should get. Trump was the ultimate perpetrator of the coup attempt.
There’s been a sentiment that’s going around that says everybody’s trying to make January 6th political. Well, it’s not a secret that it was political. They literally were there to ‘stop the steal.’ So when people say it shouldn’t be political, it is. It was and it is. There’s no getting around that.
Telling the truth shouldn’t be hard. Fighting on January 6th? That was hard. Showing up, January 7th? That was hard. The 8th, the 9th, the 10th all the way till today? That was hard. When the fence came down? That was hard. We lost the layer of protection that we had. And the fence came down. And still, nothing has changed. Everything is different but nothing has changed.
Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are being lauded as courageous heroes. And while I agree with that notion, why? Because they told the truth? Why is telling the truth hard?
I guess in this America it is. Us four officers, we would do January 6th all over again. We wouldn’t stay home because we knew it was going to happen. We would show up. That’s courageous. That’s heroic. So what I ask from you all, is to get to the bottom of what happened. And that includes, like, I echoed the sentiments of all the other officers sitting here. I use an analogy to describe what I want, is a hitman. If a hitman is hired and he kills somebody. The hitman goes to jail. But not only does the hitman go to jail but the person who hired them does. There was an attack carried out on January 6th and a hitman sent them. I want you to get to the bottom of that.